Make a Camera Obscura

date Friday, 21 November 2014 time 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

👤 Diana Sanchez 🏢 The banished? ARTillery


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Make your own camera obscura out of (mostly) recycled materials. We’ll light-proof a cardboard box and add a pinhole to act as a lens. Light will stream through the pinhole and create an upside-down image of the scene outside the box. Camera obscuras have been tourist attractions, vehicles for experiments with light, and even tools used by great masters to create their paintings. 

Bring your own cardboard box, one big enough to fit over your head with extra room. Something around 16 in. wide and 2–3 feet tall would work. You won’t need any photography or craft skills, but you don’t want to be afraid of the dark!

Want to know more? Read a previous session’s class report.


The banished? ARTillery
716 Monroe St. NE
Studio #27

Washington, DC 20017
Neighborhood: Brookland
Right by the Brookland Metro station

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